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Behavioral Health provides services for individuals in crisis, for youth, for adults and for alcohol and drug treatment. Services are provided in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and rural communities.

Our Mission: "Partner with individuals, families and the community for recovery from serious mental health and substance abuse issues and to promote wellness, resiliency and hope."

Stepping Stones Perinatal ProgramStepping Stones

The Perinatal Program is an outpatient program that offers alcohol and drug treatment to women who are pregnant or are parenting children.

The program provides comprehensive, strength-based, family centered treatment for mothers seeking recovery from addiction. Stepping Stones is guided by a philosophy that embraces hope, respect and support; empowering women to transform their lives and become healthy role-models for their families and their community.

Through partnerships with other agencies, our program offers group and individual counseling and education about a variety of health-related topics. Mothers are taught life skills and work through family and home issues in a supportive group setting.

Participants take an active role in the treatment process and learn effective parenting without the dependence of alcohol or drugs.

Treatment Admission

“Due to the unique risks associated with pregnant IV users, Stepping Stones gives treatment priority to these individuals. The Stepping Stones Perinatal Program gives preference to treatment as follows:

  1. Pregnant injecting drug users;
  2. Pregnant substance abusers;
  3. Injecting drug users; and
  4. All others.

Interim Services

These interim services are available to priority population until the individual is admitted to treatment:

Counseling and Education about:

  • HIV,
  • TB,
  • Risks of needle-sharing,
  • Risks of STD transmission to partners and infants and steps to prevent transmission.

For pregnant women, interim services also include counseling on the effects of alcohol and drug use on the fetus and referral to prenatal care.




 Support Lines

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.TALK (8255)
Chat online at

Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

North Valley Talk Line
4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week

 Locations & Hours

Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays
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 Get Started

Call the Behavioral Health Access Line at 530.891.2810 to get started.

During the phone conversation we will ask whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.

See the three steps for getting started.